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Historic Overview Gilbert Desmet I

Rider

Overall Rank155
NameGilbert DESMET I
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth02-Feb-1931 - Roeselare (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Gilbert Desmet I

Gilbert Desmet (born 2 February 1931 in Roeselare), nicknamed Smetje van Lichtervelde, is a former Belgian cyclist who was professional from 1952 to 1967. In the 1956 Tour de France, he wore the yellow jersey for 2 days, and in the 1963 Tour de France he wore it for 9 days. Desmet won 101 professional races, including Paris–Tours, La Flèche Wallonne and Four Days of Dunkirk. His best result in the Tour de France was his 4th place in 1962. He finished second in the 1959 Paris–Roubaix.

Throughout his career, he was often confused with Gilbert De Smet, another Belgian cyclist with a similar name.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

La Flèche Wallonne 1964
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 1958
Paris - Tours 1958
Nokere Koerse 1960
4 Jours de Dunkerque 1964
Vuelta a España - stages 1958 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1960 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1965 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1962 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1963 (2)
Tour de Luxembourg - stages 1964 (1)
More results

Seasons

Gilbert Desmet I - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1950 Individual 83 447
2. 1951 Individual 46 494
3. 1952 Groene Leeuw 11 905
4. 1953 Groene Leeuw 116 321
5. 1954 Groene Leeuw - Huret 269 179
6. 1955 Groene Leeuw 50 525
7. 1956 Bertin - D'Alessandro 1099 35
8. 1957 Faema - Guerra 289 177
9. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 1574 18
10. 1959 Faema - Guerra 1173 29
11. 1960 Carpano 1215 33
12. 1961 Carpano 1307 29
13. 1962 Carpano 1240 31
14. 1963 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 1886 10
15. 1964 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 2318 7
16. 1965 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 1197 32
17. 1966 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 261 188
18. 1967 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 230 203
19. 1968 Individual 13 626
Overall: 14377 155